For their next performance, the Cayman National Choir and Orchestra have decided to do something a bit different.
Encouraging a more interactive performance, the Choir is inviting all who are interested (and at least 16-years-old) to join them for a morning workshop on Saturday, 2 May at 9.30am to 12pm at the Harquail Theatre.
The goal of the workshop will be to familiarise the participants with the songs to be performed that evening, in a sing-along performance at the Harquail, to the songs from the popular family musical The Sound of Music.
The President of Cayman National Choir, Laura Knox, explained the reason behind the Choir’s decision to ‘shake things up’ for this performance:
‘Our director, Sue Horrocks, decided to do a sing-along production to show the public an aspect of the Cayman National Choir and Orchestra which may not be visible in more classical programmes. We are showing our fun side!’ she said.
Adults and children are both welcome to attend in the audience, and tickets are available at Foster’s Food Fair locations at the Airport and the Strand and at Barnett’s Music.
‘I think children will enjoy the music and festive atmosphere,’ said Ms Knox. ‘Adults will probably know all the words to the songs but throughout the evening we will have a slideshow with words projected to help people out.’
The programme will include favourites from the musical, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things and Doh a Deer.
Although it is not a fundraising event, any proceeds from the show will still go to a good cause.
‘Any profits from our shows are always used to purchase new sheet music and rent venues for productions,’ Ms Knox said.
‘I think this is going to be a very enjoyable evening for our choir and orchestra members, as well as for those singing along and listening in the audience, so I think there is a chance we will do musical favourites from another popular production again.’